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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Truman Capote, New York, 1965, printed 1986

Platinum-palladium print, edition 3/20
39.6 x 39.6 cm (image); 63.4 x 55.9 cm (paper); 66.1 x 55.9 cm (mount)
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.215

Copyright Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

AIC, “Irving Penn, A Career in Photography,” November 22, 1997–February 1, 1998; traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia, State Hermitage Museum, March 1–May 16, 1998; Hamburg, Germany, Deichtorhallen, June 18–September 6, 1998; Munich, Germany, Müchner Stadtmuseum, October 6, 1998–February 21, 1999; San Francisco, California, Friends of Photography/Ansel Adams Center for Photography, November 11, 1999–January 23, 2000; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, March 25–June 4, 2000; Paris, France, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, September 13–November 5, 2000. (Colin Westerbeck)

Publication History

Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin. 1975. “I platini di Irving Penn: 25 anni di fotografia.” Exh. cat. Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna/Ages Arti Grafiche. p. 33. (other print of this image)

Sidwall, Åke and Leif Wigh. 1978. "Tusen och en bild/A Thousand and One Pictures.” Exh. cat. Moderna Museet p. 110. (other print of this image)

Szarkowski, John. 1984. "Irving Penn." Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art/New York Graphic Society Books. pl. 133. (other print of this image)

Foresta, Merry A. and William F. Stapp. 1990. “Irving Penn: Master Images.” Exh. cat. National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution Press. p. 128, cat. 92. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. "Passage: A Work Record." Knopf. p. 156. (other print of this image?)

Fraser, Kennedy. 1992. “On the Edge: Images from 100 Years of Vogue.” Exh. cat. New York Public Library/Random House. p. 146. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 155, cat. 99, pl. 88.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.